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Power to the People: Designing for Resilience Post Hurricane Maria

Oct 16 at 4–6pm, 6–8pm
AIA New York l Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012
Organized by AIA New York

Note: This is a two part event.

Workshop: 4-6pm
Panel: 6-8pm

Organized in collaboration with the AIANY Puerto Rico Taskforce, AIANY Planning and Urban Design Committee, and AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee.

The afternoon workshop session will start with attendees participating in one of the five breakout activities focusing on different challenges to recovery Post Maria: Energy and Infrastructure Systems; Institutions and Governance; Communities in the Front Lines; Designers and Resilience; Home and Shelter.

This interactive forum will bring together voices from various front-line community groups, design professionals, and more to present and discuss a comprehensive view of the post-disaster challenges that architects and planners must help address in Puerto Rico and the region. Presentations will be made on best practices and lessons learned Post Hurricane Maria, where the need to rebuild has become an opportunity to build at higher levels of resilience and sustainability. Participants will discuss and propose strategies to reshape infrastructure that may ultimately result in new planning and design principles that can be translated to the Caribbean, New York City, and beyond.

This symposium is the first in a series of Power to the People! workshops, through which we hope to provide support to existing and emerging initiatives for just recovery in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

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